Lomekwi 3

West Turkana

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A time-lapse photo collection of the world's oldest stone tools made by our ancestors, dating back 3.3 million years ago. These deposits were found at the Lomekwi 3 site in West Turkana, showing the progress of the excavation and the original context and gradual uncovering of the in situ (not been moved from its original place of deposition) artifacts and fossils throughout the month of July 2012.

Artifacts found: Stone tools

Locality: West Turkana, Kenya

Deposit age: 3.3 million

Year of excavation: 2012

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The specimens displayed on this site are published specimens unless otherwise indicated. The information about the artifacts on this site is of a general nature only and unless otherwise indicated, has been written either by members of the African Fossils team, the National Museums of Kenya or the Turkana Basin Institute. The printed models are not of a high enough resolution to enable accurate scientific measurements and have generated using photogrammetry and in some cases low resolution digital models have been generated using laser scanners.

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